Radiation Oncology supports medical student electives from University of Ottawa as well as visiting electives. Medical students from Mandatory Selective and Surgical Selective programs are supported in a one week elective.
Individuals can request Pre-Clerkship (year 1 and 2) or Clerkship (Year 3 and 4) electives in Radiation Oncology. Pre-clerkship electives are designed to assist the individual in familiarizing themselves with a hospital and clinical setting as well as better preparing them in their residency choice.
Students are assigned to work with 1 or 2 physicians and attend clinics, observation clinics as well as treatment planning session during their elective (ranging from 10 hours to 2 weeks). Our preceptors are patient and knowledgeable as well as skillful in their teaching methods. The individuals are also encouraged to attend the Academic ½ day that our Residents attend in addition to any of the morning and noon hour rounds. They will also be provided with a teaching session in Radiation Oncology by a Senior Resident.
Visiting students from Canadian schools
At the AFMC Board meeting on April 24, 2022, the Board approved the recommendation from the AFMC Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME), with the support of the AFMC Committee on Student Affairs, that visiting electives, including international electives, will be allowed starting in the Fall of 2022, for the Class of 2024, according to each school’s capacity and schedule.
Individuals can apply for electives in Radiation via the new Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) Student Portal. Please note there is a month (26 weeks) application guideline at uOttawa. For further information on electives please refer to the .